Don't-Miss Game Stories

Steam Autumn Sale kicks off with massive discounts on great PC games

The Steam Autumn Sale is here, and as usual, there are some great games on sale for a fistful of pennies.

violence

Violent video games may stop crime by keeping criminals busy playing violent video games

Economist Steve Levitt posits a fascinating theory on why the crime rate has plummeted over the past two decades.

on techhive.com

Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success.

First look at a Steam Machine: iBuyPower's PC has solid specs, Xbox-like price tag

The first Steam Machine to come from a third-party PC maker looks pretty competitive, running all Steam games at 60fps for the same price as Microsoft's Xbox One console.

Xbox One controller

Microsoft's Xbox One launch: Everything you need to know

The next generation of gaming is here, and beyond the games, the Xbox One is intertwined with the greater Windows universe. Here's everything you need to know.

Xbox One: Exploring its synergies in the Microsoft ecosystem

So you've got a game console. Now what?

Xbox One SmartGlass app

Microsoft releases SmartGlass Xbox One app for Android, iOS, Windows

SmartGlass adds another screen to the Xbox experience. While the controller is fine for navigating the One console, it's a surprisingly necessary app.

Twitch Screenshot

Microsoft delays Twitch TV game broadcasting on Xbox One until 2014

Fans of the Twitch.tv game streaming service will get to watch PlayStation 4 owners getting their game on -- but Xbox One owners will have to wait until next year.

Valve to reveal its own virtual reality headset and Steam VR plans in January

Valve's betting big on virtual reality after supporting the Oculus Rift in its early days.

PlayStation eye-tracking unit

Sony working on eye tracking for future PlayStation 4s

Sony's Magic Lab reveals that it's working on eye tracking, with a peripheral that helps you shoot where you look.

on techhive.com

Phantom Glitch give heart

Afterlife of an MMO: Glitch's offbeat art enters public domain

Acclaimed oddball MMO Glitch wasn't commercially viable, but its art and other assets were too good to leave alone. Tiny Speck has made more than 10,000 pieces of art, animations, and code available under a Creative Commons license.

Candy Crush Saga is 1 year old and all grown up

Candy Crush Saga reaches half a billion downloads as it reaches its first birthday, but does it have staying power?

AMD's free Battlefield 4 bundle isn't that free, or that bundled

Earlier this week, AMD announced that Radeon R9-series graphics cards would come with a free copy of Battlefield 4. Not really.